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11D10N The Rhine & Moselle (WHZ/WZH)

11D10N The Rhine & Moselle (WHZ/WZH)

Per Pax
From: $20990 $4401 From: €4597 €4191 From: £3946 £3598 From: RM20990 RM19136 From: CAD6255 CAD5703 From: SGD6696 SGD6104 From: AUD6969 AUD6353 From: HKD38034 HKD34674
Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Amsterdam – Cologne – Cochem – Remich – Bernkastel – Koblenz – Ludwigshafen – Speyer – Strasbourg – Breisach – Basel
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **



Travel Period: from Now till October 9, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Amsterdam Canal cruise
~ Bernkastel
~ Rhine Gorge
~ Rüdesheim
~ Strasbourg
~ Breisach
What To Expect
Your European river cruise holiday starts in marvellous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this colourful, historic city on a canal cruise through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, then visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Explore the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Take a guided walk through the delightful marketplace, see the renaissance-era Town Hall, and taste famed Moselle wines! Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s Castle, towering magnificently over the city.

Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—the gateway to Germany’s legendary Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland. Beauty, new discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, don't miss a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: AMSTERDAM

    CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: COLOGNE, GERMANY

    ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Choose a Jewish heritage Guided Walking Tour of Cologne, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne. Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
    OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: COCHEM

    This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle.
    ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR;
    DISCOVERY - Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER

    ACTIVE - Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour, visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: BERNKASTEL

    ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Bernkastel. This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: KOBLENZ – RHINE GORGE – RUDESHEIM

    ACTIVE - Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk, OR:
    CLASSIC - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. Enjoy free time in Rudesheim this evening.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: LUDWIGSHAFEN. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG – SPEYER

    ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour to Frankenstein castle, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    ACTIVE - Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city centre.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

    DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: DEPART BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WZH (Basel to Amsterdam) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **



Travel Period: from Now till October 9, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Amsterdam Canal cruise
~ Bernkastel
~ Rhine Gorge
~ Rüdesheim
~ Strasbourg
~ Breisach
What To Expect
Your European river cruise holiday starts in marvellous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this colourful, historic city on a canal cruise through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, then visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Explore the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Take a guided walk through the delightful marketplace, see the renaissance-era Town Hall, and taste famed Moselle wines! Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s Castle, towering magnificently over the city.

Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—the gateway to Germany’s legendary Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland. Beauty, new discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, don't miss a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: AMSTERDAM

    CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: COLOGNE, GERMANY

    ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Choose a Jewish heritage Guided Walking Tour of Cologne, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne. Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
    OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: COCHEM

    This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle.
    ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR;
    DISCOVERY - Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER

    ACTIVE - Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour, visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: BERNKASTEL

    ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Bernkastel. This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: KOBLENZ – RHINE GORGE – RUDESHEIM

    ACTIVE - Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk, OR:
    CLASSIC - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. Enjoy free time in Rudesheim this evening.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: LUDWIGSHAFEN. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG – SPEYER

    ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour to Frankenstein castle, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    ACTIVE - Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city centre.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

    DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: DEPART BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WZH (Basel to Amsterdam) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $20990 $4401 From: €4597 €4191 From: £3946 £3598 From: RM20990 RM19136 From: CAD6255 CAD5703 From: SGD6696 SGD6104 From: AUD6969 AUD6353 From: HKD38034 HKD34674
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Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.